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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sick of the Nissan GT-R? Hot Wheels' 2017 GT-R might change your mind.

Jun just dropped this on his Instagram:

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Master chef indeed.  I don't think it is a secret that I am big fan of the work of HW Designer Ryu Asada, from his Matchbox days until now.  Many of my favorite castings from both brands have been done by Ryu.  Cool dude to boot.

So I was excited to learn that Ryu was taking on the 2017 Nissan GT-R.  The last Hot Wheels GT-R left a little to be desired, but this one looks fantastic.  And it helps to see it debut in eye-popping orange, with grayed out J5 wheels and front and rear tampos.  And check out that stance!  Stance is what hurt the last GT-R.  This one more than makes up for it.

A few of you have mentioned that our hobby is going through GT-R overkill.  That might be so, but this is most welcome as a $1 toy.  Right now, TLV can handle premium, Kyosho the racing versions, and now add this Hot Wheels release.  That is all I need.  You can get sick of the other GT-Rs.

12 comments:

  1. Way better proportioned than the last GT-R! I don't like the J5 wheels (Y5s would've looked better) but its fine I guess. The orange looks sweet! Hope to see this one in stores very soon. I can't wait to see a comparison between this, the old GT-R and also GT-Rs from other brands.

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  2. is it as small as the last gtr? cause the last one is so small its smaller than the r34 skyline which is very annoying when they mis-scale models like the 458 is oversized and feels too big

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  3. Holy cow - This is the first new model in a while that really gets me excited. AMAZING execution! Can't wait!

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  4. That looks great! The picture I saw on T-Hunted was far less flattering.

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  5. * Sigh *

    Ok, this looks pretty damn good. Sits nice and low, good color...could use better wheels, but nice overall. It's interesting that Hot Wheels decided to do another casting of a model that's still technically in the same generation as the last one. Not a bad thing in this case, this one looks better proportioned than the first. Final judgement will wait till I have one in hand.

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  6. The previous model scale was kinda disappointing

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  7. No. Mind not changed. Still sick of the gtr. But it's not ryus fault. He is amazing. I just think Nissan design is terrible. The whole floating roof thing is pretty stupid to me.

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  8. lets hope it's not recycled trash from the last GTR, that one was extremely horrendous

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  9. If I were to pick a perfectly scaled 1:64 GTR, it would be Tomica's mainline one, with a bit of wheel swapping and lowering

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